Autocratic versus Democratic Leadership A person’s style of leadership is a result of many factors including their personal experiences, their beliefs, their values and, to some extent, the organizational culture. Leadership style can have a significant impact upon the morale and effectiveness of a team and, according to Ribelin (2003, p. 18) it is an important factor in relation to retention of staff in nursing. This essay will discuss two styles of leadership and will draw upon cases observed in clinical practice to highlight the traits of each style of leader. There are numerous styles of leadership discussed in the academic literature. Nielsen, Yarker, Brenner, Randall, & Borg (2008, p. 466), for example, discuss the benefits of...The end:
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